Trek-Segafredo lead the peloton with Jacopo Mosca, Giulio Ciccone and Vincenzo Nibali.
102km to go
6:30 for the break as they descend in direction of the feed zone. Bjerg is in there someplace, nonetheless chasing.
And Visconti duly wins the dash. He is the brand new mountain classification chief after beating Guerreiro and Castroviejo to the road.
Seven minutes for the break now as they shut in on the highest of the climb. Visconti will certainly go for this – he is best-placed within the KOM classification at 18 factors and there is 40 factors up for grabs on the high.
110km to go
6:45 for the break now. Bjerg trails by 2:30 after struggling a puncture whereas chasing.
By the way, right now is the primary highway stage that has seen Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec miss the break. The Italian squad have despatched Mattia Bais, Jhonathan Restrepo, Josip Rumac, Simon Pellaud and Simone Ravanelli into strikes on every day to date.
The opposite wildcard staff, Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè, have been within the break thrice with Alessandro Tonelli, Filippo Zana and Francesco Romano.
5:45 for the breakaway now. It is the primary time within the break for every of those males, bar Visconti. The Italian was within the break of the day on stage 3 to Mount Etna.
His staff Vini Zabù-Brado-KTM have been within the break on daily basis however yesterday to date. Marco Frapporti has been out thrice, Etienne Van Empel as soon as, and Edoardo Zardini as soon as.
The riders are climbing the Passo Lanciano now. Extra assaults from the peloton, together with Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Crew Emirates).
118km to go
Visconti, Frankiny and Warbasse have bridged throughout to the entrance group now.
Larry Warbasse (AG2R La Mondiale), Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù-Brado-KTM) and Kilian Frankiny (Groupama-FDJ) are chasing the leaders.
That group seems like our break of the day. They’re two minutes up on the peloton now. They’re approaching the climb of the Passo Lanciano the place certainly we’ll see some extra riders try to get away on the decrease slopes.
133km to go
Guerreiro led O’Connor, Castroviejo and Sepulveda over the road on the intermediate dash at Guardiagrele. Maglia ciclamino wearer Arnaud Démare led Peter Sagan throughout on the entrance of the peloton. One other level so as to add to his lead.
Movistar clearly wish to do one thing right now. They have been energetic on the entrance and have been throwing riders into numerous assaults.
Extra riders are on the transfer now. Ruben Guerreiro (EF Professional Biking), Eduardo Sepulveda (Movistar), Ben O’Connor (NTT Professional Biking) and Jonathan Castroviejo (Ineos Grenadiers) have 20 seconds on the peloton.
141km to go
Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) has attacked! An odd place for him to go? Possibly the organisation has received the mistaken Trek quantity there.
He apparently received away with Sergio Samitier (Movistar), Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott), Davide Villella (Astana) and Jhonathan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) however the transfer was shortly neutralised.
The riders are approaching extra rolling roads en path to the Passo Lanciano now. The city of Guardiagrele – of the brutally steep muro used within the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico – is subsequent up on the route.
A small group together with previous breakaway males Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal) tried to get away however had been introduced again by Movistar.
That was a primary hour raced at 50.7kph. Nonetheless no breakaway, although.
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There’s nonetheless no breakaway after 50km of racing. It has been a quick first hour or so alongside the flat roads early on the stage.
167km to go
After 39km of racing, a bunch of 4 managed to get away. Luca Chirico (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Kilian Frankiny (Groupama-FDJ), Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) and Dario Cataldo (Movistar).
Nonetheless, they had been introduced again 2km later. The peloton continues to be all collectively now.
Nonetheless no breakaway after 36km of racing. The highway does not actually begin going up for an additional 30km, so there is likely to be some time of this.
Pavel Kochetkov (CCC Crew) and Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis) have misplaced floor and are at the moment three minutes down on the peloton. It seems like they’re going to have a troublesome day forward of them.
178km to go
No riders have managed to interrupt away simply but. The peloton is all collectively after 30km of racing.
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Ganna continues to be attempting. With 4 categorised climbs on right now’s stage, there are 116 KOM factors up for grabs, so his jersey will likely be underneath risk in a while.
He is not the one man attempting to get away, after all. Loads of riders are trying to instigate the break of the day however no luck to date.
Blue jersey Filippo Ganna tried to make a transfer however he was introduced again.
201km to go
After 7km of racing, the peloton is all collectively.
Difficulties on right now’s stage embrace the Passo Lanciano (also called Blockhaus), the race’s seventh go to, the second-category Passo San Leonardo and Bosco di Sant’Antonio earlier than the ultimate climb as much as Roccaraso (9.6km at 4.4 per cent) and an extra kick to the road afterwards.
Rain at first in San Salvo.
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Rudy Barbier (Israel Begin-Up Nation) is the one non-starter right now. The Frenchman has been affected by abdomen issues.
In the meantime, again to Italy and the peloton has set off to start out the stage.
It is a massive day of racing right now, with the mens’ and ladies’s Gent-Wevelgem additionally going down, in addition to Paris-Excursions and the Superprestige cyclo-cross race in Gieten.
We’ll have complete protection of the Giro and Gent-Wevelgem (together with stay protection) and stories from Paris-Tour and the ‘cross.
With Paris-Roubaix now sadly cancelled, it is one thing of a brand new ‘Tremendous Sunday’.
A few the celebrities of the Giro to date head to register right now. Race chief João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and double stage winner Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), who additionally leads the mountain classification.
The previous ought to be concerned up entrance right now however do not count on Ganna to be up there with the GC guys, regardless of his exploits on the mountainous stage 5.
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Alasdair Fotheringham, one in every of our males on the bottom in Italy, wrote a preview of right now’s stage, stating that point gaps seemingly will not be giant with out arduous racing beforehand.
“If it is a arduous day’s racing beforehand and if it is raining, then anyone already struggling may pay an unexpectedly excessive worth on the ultimate ascent,” he says of a stage which ends atop a mountain conquered by the likes of Coppi and Hinault.
Roccaraso a crunch Giro d’Italia mountain take a look at for GC favourites
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Yesterday Alex Dowsett (Israel Begin-Up Nation) took an emotional victory from the breakaway. You’ll be able to learn the stage report right here and our information story in regards to the Briton and his unsure future right here.
After a number of days for the dash and breakaway, the eye turns again to the GC contenders right now with the second summit end of the race. Over 4,000 metres of vertical achieve await the peloton as they head by Abruzzo from San Salvo to the ski resort at Roccaraso.
It is an early one right now – the stage is about to start out in 20 minutes.
Hi there and welcome to our stay protection of the ninth stage of the Giro, which runs 208km from San Salvo to the summit end at Roccaraso